Biden admin launches push to expand voter registration at citizenship ceremonies

The Biden administration has launched a push to expand voter registration at U.S. citizenship ceremonies. The effort is part of the White House’s focus on voting rights and democracy support.

Under the new initiative, the federal government will provide grants to nonprofit organizations to increase voter registration and education at naturalization ceremonies. The White House estimates that the effort could potentially add hundreds of thousands of new citizens to the voter rolls.

The administration is also launching a public service campaign to inform eligible voters on how to register, where to find registration information, and more.

The effort is part of President Joe Biden’s broader plan to expand access to voting and strengthen democracy. The president has called for Congress to pass legislation that protects voting rights and expands access to the ballot. He has also directed his administration to take executive action to expand voter registration and education, among other efforts.